Built on a dramatic rocky headland that separates the two main swimming beaches, the Plettenberg is a elegant hotel with just 37 individually furnished rooms, located at the heart of the picturesque 'Garden Route'.
Stunning views out to sea
Fantastic choice of restaurants
Spot the whales (seasonal) from the hotel
Go for long walks along the wild beach
The magnificent Plettenberg Hotel is a 19th century mansion originally belonging to the famous Thesen family, of logging fame in Knysna. The hotel was rebuilt in the early 1960s and again in the late 80s, to provide exclusive accommodation for the most discerning of travelers.
The Plettenberg comprises 37 superbly furnished ensuite rooms and suites, including two self-contained private houses, each with its own pool and sundeck. All have air-conditioning and most have balconies or patios, under-floor heating and beautiful sea views.
The Sand Restaurant at the Plettenberg serves global cuisine prepared with special emphasis on fresh seafood and local produce. For special occasions, treat yourself to a romantic dinner for two in the state-of-the-art wine cellar, surrounded by bottles and bottles of the best South African wines, all featured on the award-winning wine list. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, reflexology spa, bar, lounge and two elegant dining rooms.
The hotel is within easy walking distance of two of Plettenberg’s superb swimming beaches - the Lookout and Beacon Island. It is also only three minutes away from the main street, which boasts a myriad of shops and restaurants.
When to visit
Take a dip in the pool and soak up the rays and views of Plettenberg Bay.
The Plettenberg is situated in the heart South Africa's elites favorite seaside vacation spot, Plettenberg Bay. Located in the adventure-rich Garden Route it is world-renowned for its excellent selection of outdoor activities: from regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside. The Plettenberg is the ideal place to both relax and unwind or recharge and reinvigorate.
Great White Shark Cage Diving
Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.
Whale watching on the Western Cape
Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.